Teen Advisory Board

AFPL Teen Advisory Board

A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Tuesday May 21st, 6:00-8:00 PM

Drop in for teens in Grades 9-12.

What do we do? Snack and discuss future teen programs and test out games & program ideas.

This month’s snack: TBD

Teen Advisory Board

AFPL Teen Advisory Board

A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Tuesday April 30th, 6:00-8:00 PM

This month is volunteer appreciation! All teens in Grades 7-12 who have volunteered at the Avon Library (sometime from June ’18-now, March ’19).

Gift card and book raffles! Volunteers will get email invitation!

What do we do? Snack and discuss future teen programs and test out games & program ideas.

This month’s snack: ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

Future meetings Tuesday evenings in the Teen Room on:   5/21

KEYS TO COLLEGE: SPRING & SUMMER MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

KEYS TO COLLEGE: SPRING MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Wednesday April 17th, 7-8:15 PM

A free 75 minute presentation by Dr. Roberta Tansman, a private college consultant and former admission committee member for Bowdoin College, Wellesley College, and Douglass College of Rutgers University.

College costs a lot. Even a few hundred dollars can help offset the cost of textbooks and supplies. Dr. Tansman will talk about the wide variety of scholarships available, where to find them, why it is important to keep applying for scholarships once you’re in college, and more!

This program will focus on upcoming Spring and Summer scholarships.

 

Teen Advisory Board

AFPL Teen Advisory Board

A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Tuesday March 26th, 6:00-8:00 PM

Drop in for teens in Grades 9-12.

What do we do? Snack and discuss future teen programs and test out games & program ideas.

This month’s snack: TBD

Future meetings Tuesday evenings in the Teen Room on:  4/30, 5/21

KEYS TO COLLEGE: EARLY SPRING MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

KEYS TO COLLEGE: SPRING MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Wednesday March 20th, 7-8:15 PM

A free 75 minute presentation by Dr. Roberta Tansman, a private college consultant and former admission committee member for Bowdoin College, Wellesley College, and Douglass College of Rutgers University.

College costs a lot. Even a few hundred dollars can help offset the cost of textbooks and supplies. Dr. Tansman will talk about the wide variety of scholarships available, where to find them, why it is important to keep applying for scholarships once you’re in college, and more!

This program will focus on upcoming early Spring scholarships.

Click here so you get a reminder for the second program on Wed. April 17th, 7:00-8:15 PM, that will focus on Spring and Summer scholarships.

Teen Readers Unite book discussion of THE SIMILARS

March Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Tuesday March 19th,  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

We will discuss: THE SIMILARS by Rebecca Hanover on Tuesday March 19th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM Tuesday February 19th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

Summary:

When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class.

The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn’t care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi—Oliver’s exact DNA replica and one of the Similars.
Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted…not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver’s face.

New Big Buddy Orientation

TEENS: WANT TO VOLUNTEER? WANT TO READ TO CHILDREN?

Join Book Buddies

Teen Big Buddies, teens in Grades 7-12, read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3.

Book Buddies will meet over 4 Thursdays March 2019: 7th, 14th, 21st, and  28th (with a make up snow date of Thurs. 4/4 in case of bad weather in March).  

On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM.  Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available all 4 dates!

What do I do to become a Big Buddy?

NEW BIG BUDDIES need to sign up for a quick 30 minute orientation.

Orientation dates: Today,  Tues. March 5th,  from 5-5:30 PM.

 

New Big Buddy Orientation

TEENS: WANT TO VOLUNTEER? WANT TO READ TO CHILDREN?

Join Book Buddies

Teen Big Buddies, teens in Grades 7-12, read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3.

Book Buddies will meet over 4 Thursdays March 2019: 7th, 14th, 21st, and  28th (with a make up snow date of Thurs. 4/4 in case of bad weather in March).  

On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM.  Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available all 4 dates!

What do I do to become a Big Buddy?:

NEW BIG BUDDIES need to sign up for a quick 30 minute orientation.

Orientation dates: Today,  Thursday 2/28,  from 5-5:30 PM 

If you can’t make today’s orientation, there is 1 more upcoming date: Tues. March 5th, 5-5:30 PM.

 

New Big Buddy Orientation

TEENS: WANT TO VOLUNTEER? WANT TO READ TO CHILDREN?

Join Book Buddies

Teen Big Buddies, teens in Grades 7-12, read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3.

Book Buddies will meet over 4 Thursdays March 2019: 7th, 14th, 21th, and  28th (with a make up snow date of Thurs. 4/4 in case of bad weather in March).  

On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM.  Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available all 4 dates!

What do I do to become a Big Buddy?:

NEW BIG BUDDIES need to sign up for a quick 30 minute orientation.

Orientation date: Today,  Thursday 2/21,  from 5-5:30 PM 

If you can’t make today’s orientation, there are 2 more upcoming dates to sign up for: Thurs. 2/28 from 5-5:30 PM, and Tues. March 5th.

 

Free Practice Test for SAT or ACT

Today’s test time: Thurs. February 21, 3-6 PM

The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2Education, located in Avon, to offer free practice tests for
the ACT and SAT for area high school students.

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test (minus the essay); you will have 3 hours to complete whichever exam you choose, SAT or ACT.

You will get a personalized score with your strengths and weaknesses. Students will receive detailed feedback from C2Education via email.

This program is open to area teens, but registration is required. Seating is limited.

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the test begins.  *Teens are asked to bring a snack and a calculator.

One free practice test is being offered each month from September 2018-May 2019.

Questions? email Marisa Hicking at mhicking@libraryconnection.info